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The RCPI recently announced that 2,700 doctors, from 38 countries, have taken its written membership examinations for postgraduate medical qualifications during the past year using advanced remote examination invigilation technology developed by TestReach. TestReach, an Irish company that provides an innovative solution to create and deliver exams, was co-founded by Ms Louella Morton (pictured left)…

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Paediatric inpatient and day case facility opened in NOHC

The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh (NOHC) has opened a dedicated paediatric inpatient and day case facility to assist Children’s Health Ireland in addressing increasing numbers of patients waiting for time-dependent orthopaedic surgery. Pictured L-R are: Ms Val Connolly, Director of Nursing, NOHC; Ms Angela Lee, CEO, NOHC; and Ms Aoife Gallagher, Chief Operations Officer, NOHC

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Gynaecology unit opened at the Rotunda Hospital

A new state-of-the-art gynaecology unit has been opened at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin to reduce waiting lists for patients based in the north Dublin catchment area and patients of the other RCSI Group hospitals. Pictured L-R: Prof Fergal Malone, Master of the Rotunda Hospital; Dr Vicky O’Dwyer, Director of Gynaecology; Ms Jean Coffey, Clinical…

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Horgan Chair in Neonatology

It was recently announced that Consultant Neonatologist at Cork University Maternity Hospital, Prof Eugene Dempsey, had been appointed as the new Horgan Chair in Neonatology, INFANT Research Centre, University College Cork (UCC). The role is the first of its kind in Ireland. Pictured L-R: Prof Geraldine Boylan, Director INFANT Centre, UCC; Prof John O’Halloran, Interim…

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Pictured signing a new memorandum of understanding to ‘reinvigorate’ the Ireland – Northern Ireland – National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Consortium is Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly; Northern Ireland Minister for Health Robin Swann; and Dr Norman E Sharpless, on behalf of the NCI, US.

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UCD’s White Coat Ceremony

Stage 4 Medicine and Stage 2 Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) students formally transitioned from medical science to clinical science at UCD’s White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday 10 March 2021. The ceremony was hosted virtually on Zoom and YouTube Live by Prof Michael Keane, Dean of Medicine and Head of UCD School of Medicine.

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Launch of the All-Ireland MS Research Network

Researchers at the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, NUI Galway and Queen’s University Belfast have launched the All-Ireland MS Research Network. The network will be the largest collaboration of multiple sclerosis researchers across the island of Ireland. The network’s founding investigators are: Dr Claire McCoy, RCSI (pictured); Dr Una FitzGerald and Dr Jill…

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RCSI Prof Siobhan Glavey

The RCSI has announced the appointment of Prof Siobhan Glavey (pictured) as Chair and Professor in the Department of Pathology. Prof Glavey takes on the new appointment alongside her role as a Consultant Haematologist at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.

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Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship at UCC

The College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork (UCC), has announced 38 students have received an Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship. The scholarship publicly acknowledges the academic achievement of students who have obtained the highest overall aggregate score in the summer exams of the previous year. One recipient is Ms Amy Brennan (pictured), a final…

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